Lyda Bell Allen

1882–1968 (Age 85)
Boone, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Lyda Bell

When Lyda Bell Allen was born on 4 December 1882, in Boone, West Virginia, United States, her father, James Henry Allen, was 41 and her mother, Mary Anna Dingess, was 43. She married Alney McClean Hall on 27 January 1909, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1882 and Washington Magisterial District, Boone, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. She died on 6 October 1968, in Boone, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Lyda Bell Allen
Alney McClean Hall
Marriage: 27 January 1909
Mary Hazel Hall

Spouse & Children

27 January 1909
Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James Henry Allen


  • Mary Anna Dingess




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lyda Hall in household of Alney Hall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lyda B Hall in household of Aney M Hall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lyda B Allen in household of James H Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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